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Should You Try an Activated Charcoal Juice?

Surprised to see black juice on the market?  Activated charcoal is becoming a more commonly used ingredient in juice, found in products like Juice Served Here’s Charcoal Lemonade, Luli Tonix Black Magic and Juice Generation’s Activated line of juices.  In this post, Jessica Sepel, nutritionist, wellness coach and author of The Clean Life, gives you all the details you need to know about activated charcoal juices.

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The Microbiome: What You Need to Know

Micro-what?  As Dr. Shawna Darou, Naturopathic Doctor, explains, the microbiome is the “more than 100 trillion microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, mouth, nose, throat, lungs, skin and urogenital tract”.  If you’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the microbiome lately, it’s for good reason: Having the right balance in your microbiome is essential for good health.

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

You know the feeling, you just want one more glass of eggnog, but you just can’t decide if the extra 250 calories are worth it. Between celebrations with friends, office parties and family gatherings, it can be difficult to stay on track throughout the holiday season.  Our trainers know it can be difficult to say no to celebrating so they let us in on their secrets for staying fit during December.



Use Moderation

Caleb Christian, trainer at David Barton Gym, says moderation is key.  If you try to avoid holiday indulgences, you’ll feel deprived which can lead to overeating later.  Caleb suggests cutting things in half.  For example, instead of buying a dozen cookies, get six. It’s also a great idea to choose the things you really enjoy rather than sampling everything.

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